Research Associate

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Deadline: 24 May 2022

Classification Title:
Research Associate  
Working Title:
Research Associate  
UNC-Chapel Hill  
Job Summary:
A well-established research lab in the Department of Nutrition (UNC Chapel Hill) is looking for a Research Associate with extensive experience in studies involving in vitro and laboratory mouse models. Specifically, help is needed with mouse model-based and tissue culture-based research in the field of toxicology and nutrition. The candidate will work with Dr. Styblo's team on research associated with NIH funded projects, including the UNC Superfund Research Program projects, examining adverse effects of environmental exposures and roles of diet/nutrients and obesity as modulators of these effects. The candidate is expected to maintain mouse colonies, monitor food and water consumption, as well as body weight and composition. He/she will also assist with assessment of metabolic phenotypes (indicators of diabetes and CVD) and with sample collection and analyses, including gene transcription, DNA methylation, and protein analyses. He/she will also be required to perform or assist with tissue culture experiments using a variety of mammalian cell lines and primary cells. His/her duties will also include maintaining of laboratory instruments and equipment, and supervising undergraduate students involved in lab research.  
Minimum Qualifications:
BS or MS in Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences, Nutrition, Toxicology or Genetics is preferred. Knowledge of analytical chemistry is a plus.Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant Bachelor's degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure.  
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